1 Corinthians 6:18-20 & 1 Corinthians 7:1-2
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”
We are caught in the crossroads, “when it comes to what to tell our young people about fornication.” shacking up” or having sexual relations before marriage have become all the rage. In fact, things have gotten so screwed up that fornication has become common, instead of uncommon, like it was, a long time ago. We’ve changed. The problem for us though, is that God hasn’t changed. His Word is everlasting and his commands are non-negotiable. Oh! The good news is that God is a forgiving God. Even so, Christians and non-Christians alike, find themselves pondering over this matter. Honestly, most of us know right from wrong and what’s morally correct. Some of us even know that fornication is a sin. “Stuff happens, right?”
But, do we know that there’s another real good reason to save yourself for marriage, which makes it possible for you to honor the one in the Bible? Unfortunately most people don’t. It’s like this; You see relationships that stand the test of time have to be developed. During that development period, there’s a process that must take place and it’s implemented in phases.
Each phase is necessary, and dependent on the other, because individually they encompass different lessons, which are purposefully designed to teach lover’s how to love and cherish each other. Love is not a haphazard occurence , a mindless leap into lust, nor is it meaningless reckless abandonment. Instead, it is a well-defined and meticulous journey through a person’s heart and mind. In other words; in a relationship; “patience, passion and promise” are the most powerful characteristics of any notable union. Wow, I hate to say this, but people who think marriage or commitment is unimportant in the scheme of relationships, are mis-informed. They just don’t know understand and certainly don’t know what they’re missing, if they’re fornicat’n just because they can! Continue reading
For most of our lifetime, it seems as if we are unceaselessly in search of an exhibition of God‘s mightiness. How sad that is, when in reality, God takes time out every minute of the day, to make powerful things happen. But, like little blind children we overlook a plethera of miracles, that give birth right before our very eyes. Sometimes I cry, when I think about how many of God’s miracles I’ve taken for granted.
Sometimes I cry, when I think about all the things God did for me, without warning and without my unamended approval. So many times I would have done things differently, believing that my way was the best way. Yet time and time again, He proved me wrong and spared me the consequences of my error in judgement. Yes, carefully and methodically, is how God time released events in my life, so as not to give me more than I could bear. He was deliberate, but never elaborate. He was protective, without evidencing his knowledge of my precariousness….
So as a result of his long suffering and uncontested love for me “today I am no longer actively looking for a show of God’s power.” Instead, I am aggressively working to be attuned with Jesus. I’ve chosen to ask for direction and heed his Word. This way I know that it will be God working through me, instead of me trying to work through him. His purpose can only be fulfilled, when we allow him to do the filling.
“I don’t want to be alienated from God, I want to be bound to God.”
What’s in your heart?
- No More Crying: Children’s Bible Lesson (ministerioinfantilusa.com)
- Greetings in the Name of Our Lord Jesus (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
- The Cry Of My Generation (pinkforpeace.wordpress.com)
- Faith (mclwilliams.wordpress.com)
- Vision and Crying Out to God (jimf.wordpress.com)
- Vision and Crying Out to God (j4man.wordpress.com)
- Helping Someone To Cry (godspeaking.wordpress.com)
- The Hearer of Prayer (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
- You my Lord are worthy, you my Lord are worthy (livingfountains.wordpress.com)
- The voice of one crying in the wilderness (deaconjohn1987.wordpress.com)
- Lost (thejournalofalcianajohns.wordpress.com)
- CMA Church-One Hundred Years in Vietnam (enrichedspirituallife.com)
- Deliver Us From Evil (justificationbygrace.com)